Archive for September, 2011

Thank you Uzbekistan

September 30th, 2011

Over 1,000 people came to the 2011 World Championships good bye party, which ended as it started… In style. Uzbek performers put on a 2 hour show which concluded with all 74 participating countries partying together. Winning or losing did not matter as competitors and rivals mingled regardless of political or religious difference. It was an example of the quality of friendship and cultural exchange promoted by the Championship event, showing that sport really can make ...

IFMA World Championship Finals

September 29th, 2011

  The last day of the IFMA world championship was without a doubt a day which will remain in the memory of athletes and spectators alike. The stadium was pack to bursting and over 10,000 people had to be turned away as there was no more room, not even to stand. The Championship was televised on every TV station in Uzbekistan as well as all Russian speaking countries. The President of the Olympic committee of Uzbekistan, The President ...

IFMA World Championship Semi Finals

September 26th, 2011

As it has been in the past days, the stadium was packed with spectators making for an electrifying atmosphere with 52 fights being competed in 3 rings. In the male division it was Russia, Iran, Ukraine, Belarus, Thailand and France which dominated the rings, while in the female division it was Sweden that showed their dominance with 6 females making it through the finals followed by Morocco with 3, Belarus, Russia and Peru with 2 each ...

Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan Re-elected as IFMA President

September 26th, 2011

Dr. Tapsuwan, President of the AMTAT under Royal Patronage and IFMA has been re-elected for a 3rd term in the office of IFMA President. The Grand Ballroom of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Tahskent was the venue for the 2011 IFMA General Assembly, at which the IFMA board was re-elected. Stephan Fox was re-elected as the General Secretary of IFMA while Mr. Kajorn Prowsri was re-elected as Treasurer. Karim Massimov, PM of Kazakhstan was re-elected as Vice ...

Day 4 – IFMA World Championships

September 25th, 2011

Yet another day at the Uzbekistan Sports Center, with a stadium filled to capacity and a series of exciting fights, where the power houses of muaythai faced off: The Netherlands losing to Belarus, Thailand beating Brazil, and Uzbekistan, with the help of the entire nation, taking home many fights. The female division proved to be extremely popular with fighters representing Germany, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and surprise country Iraq, showing that female muaythai ...

Thai Senators Visit – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 24th, 2011

The Thai Senate delegation under the chairmanship of Mrs. Narumon Siriwat, visited the IFMA World Championships. At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Senate’s Sports Committee expressed her gratitude to the Uzbekistan Government for organizing such a spectacular opening ceremony. She also said that she is extremely surprised on the popularity of the sport of Muaythai outside the country of Thailand. In a special meeting with the IFMA leadership, she promised to go back to the ...

IFMA Meetings at World Championships 2011

September 24th, 2011

The 2011 IFMA World Championships in Uzbekistan is not just a competition and cultural exchange, it is also where the leaders and executives of the National and Continental Federations meet together with the IFMA Executives to network and make important decisions. Besides all the Continental meetings (FAMA, EMF, OMF), the IFMA Executive Board got together and the various commission meetings, such as the Female Commission Meeting. The next one coming up is the IFMA Annual General Meeting.

Day 2 – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 23rd, 2011

Day 2 of the competition proves to be filled with excitement and action over all 3 rings. Atmosphere in the stadium was electrifying with the cheers from local muaythai enthusiasts and fans. The roof of the Sporting Palace was on fire when Home boy Kahhorov Mavlonbek took the victory over Turkey's Ozturk Yilmaz in the 67KG A division bout. The crowd's decibel level was a true testament to the Uzbeki's love for muaythai.

Opening Ceremony – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 22nd, 2011

Tashkent greeted the world muaythai community with a spectacular opening ceremony. The Tashkent Sporting Palace was filled to capacity and over 10,000 eager fans had to be turned away. Hats are off to the Uzbekistan Amateur and Professional Muaythai for organizing one of the most spectacular and entertaining opening ceremonies in the history of IFMA world championships. Guests arrived at the venue to an interactive and colourful cultural display of local crafts, traditional music and dance. The event ...

Muaythai Cultural Exchange – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 22nd, 2011

Muaythai is more than just a fighting sport, it’s a martial art form and a science. Muaythai is a unique in its kind, whether it is practiced as a form of self-defense, health or fitness training, or for competition. Sports of any type has an extremely important moral value, especially for the younger generation. Particularly in times of instability, sport has the power to let us put aside our differences and focus on common understanding and good ...

DAY 1 – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 22nd, 2011

The first day of the Uzbekistan’s IFMA World Championships was an extremely busy one. 75 countries have arrived in Tashkent in the past couple of days and have all been transported to their 4* hotels. All officials, Presidents and VIPs are transported in style with their own drivers and interpreters to facilitate the smooth running of the event. The day started early for all the athletes who were at the weigh-in from 7am. Everything was more than ...

The Challenger Muaythai Premiere

September 12th, 2011

The Challenger Muaythai is the biggest muaythai reality TV show ever staged. It is more than just a TV program, it’s a sport event which is aimed to promote muaythai for what it really stands for and showcase the athletes and their sacrifices on their journeys to become champions. The long waited for The Challenger Muaythai is brought to you by AXN, every Thursday, for 13 weeks, at 9pm (GMT +7).  Don’t miss out on the premiere ...

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